1 A single unmatched stone
the boilers hurled aside
holds up the church alone -
its cornerstone and pride.
The symmetry the builders planned
was altered by another's hand.
2 A single faithful act
that healed a man once lame
the temple priests attacked
for bearing Jesus' name.
The righteous heart, the rigid mind
to God's new work were deaf and blind.
3 A single deed or word
of truth or peace or grace
not seen before or heard
is difficult to face.
Help us, O God, by faith to see
what seems a threat may set us free.
|First Line:||A single unmatched stone|
|Title:||A Single Unmatched Stone|
|Adapter:||Thomas H. Troeger|
|Topic:||Enemies and Persecution; Sickness and Healing; Warfare, Spiritual|
|Copyright:||© 1985 Oxford University Press, Inc.|
|Composer:||James V. Lee|
|Copyright:||© 1959, United Reformed Church|